How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone Text Messages

Not only want to recover deleted text messages from iPhone, but mainly want to retrieve deleted text photos from iPhone? You’ll get the ultimate method in the follow-up article. Keep reading.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Nov. 30, 2020
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Q: How to recover deleted text with photos? I deleted a text with a lot of photos on it and need to recover the text and pics. How do I do this?

–A user from Apple Communities

How to Retrieve Deleted Text with Photos

How to Retrieve Deleted Text with Photos

Users always mistakenly deleted some important messages from their iPhone, not because it may occupy huge space, but it is indeed necessary to clear some useless info from the phone. But, the unexpected happens every day, no matter how careful you are, you might still delete some messages that you don’t want to remove. In some cases, you may not mean to recover the text letter info, but it’s an attachment, as the photos or images in text messages. Well, how to recover deleted pictures from iPhone text messages?

To recover deleted text message pictures on iPhone, here are 3 options for you. The most 2 popular methods are to recover deleted text photos on iPhone from iCloud or iTunes backup. However, recovering from backup come with serious drawbacks:

  1. You can’t view and selectively decide which photos to restore but only blindly restore the whole backup files.
  2. This restoring would bring a consequence is that all your current data on the iPhone will be replaced by the backup data, which may cause new data loss.
  3. You’re not allowed to check the backup details, if you choose the wrong backup, you will lose more. You will lose both the lost iPhone message photos and all your iPhone’s existing data.

That’s why people don’t generally choose to restore via iCloud or iTunes. However, there is a third alternative, that is, using a professional iOS data recovery – PhoneRescue, which overcomes all the disadvantages of traditional restoring. Both pictures and text conversions can be recovered with ease.

It can help you access and view details of your backup data enable you to preview and selectively restore what you really want. More than anything, if you have no backup, you can also use it to scan and recover data directly from your iPhone.

Method 1: Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly [without Backup]

If you have no backup or not sure whether your backup contains the deleted data or not, then, you can follow the steps below to scan and recover lost text images from your iPhone directly.

Step 1. Run PhoneRescue for iOS

Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC computer > Open it > Connect your iPhone to the computer and select Recover from iOS Device mode.

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Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly - Step 1

Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly – Step 1

Step 2. Scan the device

Now, you need to unselect all the data it has chosen, only select Messages and click OK.

Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly - Step 2

Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly – Step 2

Step 3. Recover deleted pics

Click the Message Attachment and select the photos you want to recover > Click To Device button or To Computer button according to your needs.

Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly - Step 3

Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly – Step 3

Method 2: Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly via iTunes Backup

Follow steps below to selectively restore only photos on iPhone text messages from iTunes backup without erasing the current data.

Step 1. Launch PhoneRescue for iOS

Also, download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Select Recover from Backup mode and click the arrow button to proceed.

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Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup - Step 1

Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2. Scan the backup

Select one backup contains the lost messages you want to recover > Select Messages and click OK to scan backup data.

Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup - Step 2

Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Recover the photos

Click the Message Attachment and select the photos you want to recover afterward click the Recover button.

Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup - Step 3

Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup – Step 3

Method 3: Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Run PhoneRescue for iOS

Download and launch PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Select Recover from iCloud > Click the arrow button to continue.

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Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup - Step 1

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2. Select iCloud Backup

In this step, you need to sign in with your Apple ID at first, and then select the iCloud Backup to go on recovery.

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup - Step 2

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup – Step 2

Step 3.  Scan the backup

Select one backup contains the lost messages > Click Download > Select Messages > Click OK button to download and scan backup data.

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup - Step 3

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup – Step 3

Step 4. Recover Message pics

Click the Message Attachment > Preview and select the photos you want to recover > Click the Recover button.

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup - Step 4

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup – Step 4

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages Pictures on iPhone from iCloud Backup

Also, if you find out your text messages pics are contained in the iCloud backup, you can go on resetting your iPhone and restore them from the iCloud backup. How to restore text message pics from iCloud backup on iPhone? Keep on reading and figure the steps out.

Note: You need to know you will overwrite all the data you have on your iPhone now. And these steps are undone if you didn’t back up your iPhone.

Step 1. Check the iCloud Backup

Open iCloud and go to Settings > Storage > Manage Storage. Here you can view the saved backup. Make sure you have the backup which contains all the Text Messages pics you want to recover.

Step 2. Restore iPhone to Factory Settings

Go to Settings > General > Reset. Here select the Erase All Content & Settings option. Confirm and wait for the iPhone to be restored with the factory settings.

Step 3. Restore the Saved Backup

After the iPhone restarts with factory settings, you can restore the backup. Set up your iPad and restore the data from the iCloud backup. You need to log-in to your iCloud account and go to the saved backup. Now you can wait for a while and see the restoration process to complete.

Note:  The iPhone would restart a few times during this step. And make sure you have a stable internet connection as your iPhone restores.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to recover deleted pictures from iPhone text messages, hope this article can help you get your text photos back. Nobody wants data loss, so, you’d better make a backup of your important data before doing any clearing operations. Now, download PhoneRescue for iOS to retrieve your lost text-photos >

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  • No need to restore your iPhone and no data will be erased.
  • Recover iPhone messages from iTunes or iCloud backup.
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Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.